Informed Consent Form
I. I agree to participate in a research study being conducted by Nathan Moon, M.A., Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, California to fulfill dissertation requirements, under the supervision of Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, Associate Professor of Psychology.
II. I understand that participation in this study is completely voluntary and that there will be no negative consequences if I choose not to participate. In addition, I understand I may choose to stop participating in the study at any time, for any reason, and there will be no adverse consequences to me.
III. I understand the purpose and nature of the research study is to explore the differences between the experience of the partners of Army Reservist/National Guard soldiers and active duty soldiers in regards to military deployment and the impact on their romantic relationships.
IV. My participation in this study will consist of completing one questionnaire that will ask about the following areas: demographic information (age, occupation, education, marital status, etc.); general partner deployment information; family contact during deployment; and relational dynamics.
V. I understand that participation in this study will be confidential. I will not be asked to divulge any personally identifying information on any of the research forms or questionnaire. Any findings from this study that are published in professional journals or shared with other researchers will only involve group data with no personally identifying information included.
VI. My participation in this study will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes. I understand that the materials are written in English. I understand that I will be given an opportunity to enter a drawing for one of two $50.00 gift certificates. If I choose to enter the drawing, I understand I will be asked to provide an email address, mailing address and preference of one of five national retailers I would like the gift certificate for. I understand that if I choose to participate in the raffle, my contact information will be stored separately from my questionnaire responses and will be destroyed as soon as the two prizes have been awarded. Following the data collection period, the drawing will be conducted and I will be notified if I win via the contact information I provide. Winners will receive the gift certificate via mail. I understand that following the completion of the study, results will be available and provided to all participants who endorse a desire to receive a summary of the results and submit an email address.